[IronPython] Newbie question...

ender ender at objectrealms.net
Sat Aug 14 08:04:39 CEST 2004

On Aug 13, 2004, at 4:05 PM, Andy Akins wrote:

> If this is answered elsewhere (like an FAQ or Archive) point the 
> direction and I'll go look it up:). I'm new to Mono/.NET/CLI.
> I've installed Mono and IronPython on my iBook - I can fire up the 
> interpreter and do simple Python statements. Very cool! My question is 
> - since I also have an installed copy of Python 2.3, is there a way to 
> access the Standard Python Libraries? On the webpage it mentions that 
> IronPython does not come with these, but you can install them 
> yourself. How is this done?

you would need to copy them from a cpython installation/source, and you 
wouldn't be able to use any of the ones coded in c, or those that are 
dependent on ones coded in c... unless there are ironpython 
replacements for those modules coded in c.

a nice list of modules written in c, is here.
if your interest is just using .net from cpython, another project ( 
http://zope.org/Members/Brian/PythonNet ) might be more suitable. 
while, it doesn't run so well under mono (though it will compile) due 
to various bugs in mono, its works well with MS .NET implementation and 
i have some systems running it in production.

> I would be interested in seeing if some of my older script will run 
> under Mono...
> As an aside - I'm very excited about this project. I've wanted to 
> tinker with Mono, but didn't really want to learn C# (nothing against 
> it...just didn't feel the need to learn a new language). This may 
> allow me to experiment and mess around with Mono and the .NET CLI.
> 	Andy Akins

More information about the Ironpython-users mailing list